Rider Update Thread

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Half Way There 1 week ago
Half Way There 1 week ago
Only two more weeks left in the 2016 National Bike Challenge. Keep logging those miles to help us finish strong!
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Jan Clinckemaillie 1 hour ago
Jan Clinckemaillie 1 hour ago
Somebody (Robert?) recently made a post about K M M and Phil Webber likely being phonies. First, let me say that yes, it is easy to cheat, and that cheaters should not deter anyone from pursuing their personal goals, but they are an ugly stain on this site. Many perceived cheaters are just errors. It's not simple to erase data while logging rides manually, and I've seen several obvious fat-finger errors. Last year, The American League of Bicyclists made efforts to keep things as correct as possible, contacting people to ask for confirmation. Like the rider who posted kilometers, which were then read as miles. While we don't see this dedication this year, I was curious about this Phil Webber, and contacted the town of Lac Du Flambeau. To my surprise, they replied. Less surprisingly, they say that the name is not known to them and that it cannot be located in any of their name records or phone books.
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  • Not seeing him in a phone book isn't too surprising - many people have gone cell phone only, and those numbers aren't listed in phone books. I'm curious what other name records they have - voter registration, property owner? what else am I missing?
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Amanda Orr 2 hours ago
Amanda Orr 2 hours ago
This past weekend we went to Ariel-Foundation Park, at the end of the bike trail that goes from Centerburg to Mount Vernon. It was really nice to see abandoned buildings turned into a artsy park. There are two .8 mile walking trails and some ponds, along with an observation tower you can walk up and see a great view. Recommended! Just take shoes, since the tower has grated metal steps. Not great to walk up in with bike cleats.
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Kerry McCullough 5 hours ago
Kerry McCullough 5 hours ago
What better way to enjoy my birthday than with a morning bike ride. I think I'll take the long way home this evening. Expecting rain the rest of the week, but I plan to ride anyway.
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Monica Van Fleet 7 hours ago
Monica Van Fleet 7 hours ago
Single track in Salida on S mountain.
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Larry Volk 16 hours ago
Larry Volk 16 hours ago
Coming down to the end...a few days left...keep the rubber side down and peddle on! ...by the way...in the national rankings...what state has the designation "AP"?
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Brent Devitt 17 hours ago
Brent Devitt 17 hours ago
“You always know when you’re going to arrive. If you go by car, you don’t. Apart from anything else, I prefer cycling. It puts you in a good mood, I find.” -- Playwright Alan Bennett, Boston Globe, June 2006
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  • Playwright Alan Bennett has obviously never sat by the side of the road to fix a flat.
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jeffery reese 17 hours ago
jeffery reese 17 hours ago
Very windy out there today. Saw three neighborhood deer and a bunch of turkeys on a very short ride.
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  • Did you notice young turkeys practice the separation of sexes? Boys hang out with boys, and girls with girls. I've always wondered if flocks of toms are cackling about the chicks on the other side of the road!
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Esther Paris 17 hours ago
Esther Paris 17 hours ago
Teach everyone you know about The Dutch Reach! https://youtu.be/GzIf80eSfCg
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  • The Dutch Reach = What is Mary Mapes Dodge’s Little Dutch Boy encountering a dike with multiple leaks. Interesting video though, not sure how the drivers in the United States are going to balance their cell phones and a large Starbucks soy latte decaf with an extra shot of cream coffee all while attempting the Dutch Reach. Perhaps it will someday be programmed into our self-driving cars; teaching the masses not to text and drive really didn’t pan out so well so I’ll continue to bike super defensively. Thanks for the video.
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Ashley Baxter 19 hours ago
Ashley Baxter 19 hours ago
Man, it was 48 degrees this morning! Had to get the jacket, hat and gloves!
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Karen Peterson-Taylor 19 hours ago
Karen Peterson-Taylor 19 hours ago
Beautiful fall morning! Once I got in the first mile I was all warmed up! Traveled on street and parks I haven't been to in a long time. I am enjoying exploring my town!
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